Education Sector

Ma: Personal Data of 2 Million Moroccans Leaked Online

Oumaima Latrech reports: Personal data of more than 2 million Moroccans was leaked by hackers, said the French cyber security website Zataz, on September 3. Read more on Morocco World News.  Some of the data is reportedly culled from a LinkedIn data set that had been leaked previously, but some appears to possibly be...

Student files class action lawsuit against Syracuse University over data breach that affected 10,000

Michael Sessa reports: A Syracuse University student affected by a data breach that exposed the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 10,000 students, alumni, and applicants is suing the university for negligence. The class action lawsuit, which was filed in Onondaga County Supreme Court on Thursday, alleges that inadequate cybersecurity protocols and poor...

Private information of 2,841 students accidentally released; School division did not make proper notice — regulator

CBC reports: A recent report by the Saskatchewan information and privacy commissioner’s office revealed that private information of 2,841 students was accidentally made public last year. The records in question included students’ names, identification numbers, phone numbers, grades and parent email addresses. The school division, which is in southwest Saskatchewan and has more than...

Dallas Independent School District reveals breach, but details are still missing

As seen on their web site: Information on Dallas ISD data security incident The Dallas Independent School District recently received notice of a data security incident involving the district’s electronic records that may affect former and current students, alumni, parents, and district employees. The confidentiality, privacy, and security of information in our care is...

Fresno Unified School District notifying people after discovering backup device with names and SSNs was missing

The Fresno Unified School District experienced a breach when they discovered in March that specific storage media used to perform computer backups was missing from storage. According to their notification to the California Attorney General’s Office, the missing storage media contained names and Social Security numbers. The notification does not mention whether this was just...

Chico State Students React to COVID-10 Vaccination Data Breach

Carmela Karcher reports: A data breach at Chico State University exposed the personal information of students who requested COVID-19 vaccination religious exemptions. According to the Associated Press, the information was posted on an anonymous internet message board and leaked records for about 130 students. Read more on CBS12. It’s not clear how this data...